Nail Salon Of Today, More Than Just Mani/Pedi’s

Your husband, boyfriend, brother or son may not understand it, but every woman knows there’s nothing like a good nail salon and a great manicure/pedicure. Getting to sit down in a salon for an hour and be pampered can be the most relaxing part of an otherwise busy work week, and in the end you come out with great looking nails! The hardest part of getting a great manicure is finding the right nail salon for you. Some salons are about professional efficiency, a great match for a woman on the go, they can have you in and out and looking great in no time. Other nail salons aim for relaxation and rejuvenation. You often get a full hand spa treatment with your manicure, complete with massage. And the standard nail treatments of today are not what they used to be. Acrylic and gel nails are all the rage now.

Acrylics have been in nail salons for a while now, whether small and almost indistinguishable from your own nail, or long and flashy, women have enjoyed the convenience of great looking, long lasting nails. Gel nails on the other hand are a more recent trend and have begun to appear in nail salons here in Irvine, CA and all across the USA.

Gel nails fall between the standard manicure and acrylic nails. They paint on like regular nail polish, but are dried with UV light. This means that the nail polish is completely dry once your manicure is finished, so you don’t have to worry about messing your nails up as leave the salon. They also last much longer than standard nail polish, generally 2 – 4 weeks, and are very resistant to chipping and peeling. Just be sure not to wait too long to get your nails redone as the gel when it begins to peel could crack or damage your nails, not to mention it won’t look as nice.

While some nail studios offer only manicures and pedicures, many have begun to expand their services. Salons such as Essence Nail Studio in Irvine, CA, offer waxing, massages, facials, and even eyelash extensions in addition to the standard nail treatments. So when you’re thinking about getting a quick manicure or pedicure at your local nail salon, think about extending your visit a little longer and take in the full gamut of what these salons now offer.

Visit Essence Nail Studio at 14131 Jeffrey Road, Irvine, CA 92620 or call 949-625-1574. Check out the best nail salon and spa services in Orange County at